We have a busy calendar of live events throughout the year from both new and established artists and musical genres from blues, to rock, reggae, jazz, country and beyond! So keep an eye on the website and don’t forget to follow us on Facebook or sign-up to our Newsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest news and new events!

Jan
11
Sat
The New Arkansans – US-based Rock, Blues, Soul & Folk Duo
Jan 11 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The New Arkansans - US-based Rock, Blues, Soul & Folk Duo

We’re pleased to announce the welcome return to Joe Joe Jims of The New Arkansans on  Saturday 11th January.

The NewArkansans (aka TNA) are a Newark based rock and roll outfit, “hellbent on delivering hair, tunes, and good times to the masses“. Folk rock and southern soul meet powerhouse British vocals provided by Rosie ‘Zita Corazon’ Corcoran (a fellow Brummie no less!) on vocals and Kelso Gin Whitney on guitar, harmonica and harmonies.

This is a ‘must-see’ gig providing a rare chance to see a stunning group, tipped for great things, in an intimate environment before they return later in the year opening for ‘gypsy rock’ solo artist Deanna Wheeler .

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance | Buy Tickets Online

Jan
14
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Jan 14 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Jan
18
Sat
Vincent Flatts Final Drive – Bertie’s Birthday & Band Anniversary Gig
Jan 18 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Vincent Flatts Final Drive - Bertie's Birthday & Band Anniversary Gig

There’s a double celebration afoot on Saturday 18th January not only is it Bertie’s Birthday bash but also the 30th anniversary of the formation of VFFD!

So, if you don’t want to offend Bertie by snubbing his birthday, and wish to enjoy some hard driving blues boogie into the bargain (might be an idea to get him a birthday drink after the band have at least finished their first set though!), then make sure you don’t miss what will be a great night of entertainment for a top bloke and a great band.

And there’s more … on the afternoon we’re also, in conjunction with the aforementioned Bertie, running Joe Joe Jims Musical Exchanges from 2pm: bring along any equipment, instruments and accessories you wish to trade and see what deals can be struck. Setup inside, on the forecourt or the kerbside … wherever takes your fancy! PS, the charge below is only for the gig, the afternoon stuff is free.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Jan
21
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Jan 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Jan
24
Fri
The Gator Squad – No-Nonsense Blues
Jan 24 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Gator Squad - No-Nonsense Blues

5-piece R&B / Blues group The Gator Squad make a welcome return to Joe Joe Jims on Friday 24th January for some no-nonsense ‘swamp blues’.

Comprising of seasoned local musicians, the boys will surely give us a great night of live music with their well-honed stage act certain to go-down well with the Joe Joe Jims faithful “who like their music Swampy, Loud, no nonsense and dirty!” … well, who doesn’t?

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Jan
28
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Jan 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Jan
30
Thu
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims – Tina Law & The Garry Allcock Trio
Jan 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims - Tina Law & The Garry Allcock Trio

On the last Thursday of every month Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims returns for an evening of ‘great swingin’ classics from the Great American Songbook sung by Tina Law backed by the excellent Garry Allcock Trio featuring Nick Wiltshire on string bass, Brian Hadley on keyboards and, of course, legendary drummer Garry Allcock behind the kit with special surprise guests!

Please Note: Entry is £8.00

Feb
1
Sat
Melvin Hancox Band – Blues/Rock Psychedelia
Feb 1 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Melvin Hancox Band - Blues/Rock Psychedelia

The Melvin Hancox Band make a welcome return to Joe Joe Jims on Saturday 1st February for another great evening of “blues/rock played with more psychedelic experience and imagination than most“!

Melvin has had a varied musical career from securing his first record deal at 16 to forming Joe Joe Jims favourites Vincent Flatts Final Drive and working with Budgie, Man, Tony McPhee, Canned Heat and the Ace Kefford, among many others, and now fronts his own band – featuring local legend Tony Baylis on drums – playing classic rock and blues numbers with their own twist. Their extended version of Freebird (yes, it is possible to extend the guitar solo!) formed a show stopping finale to their last gig and we’re glad they could fit us into their hectic schedule.

We can guarantee this show will be one not to miss.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance | £5.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Feb
2
Sun
Merrymaker & Friends – Contemporary Country Showcase
Feb 2 @ 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Merrymaker & Friends - Contemporary Country Showcase

On the first Sunday of every month, Dan Sealey (The Rockbottoms, ex Ocean Colour Scene) and Adam Barry (The Rockbottoms, ex The Misers) will be performing and hosting ‘Merrymaker & Friends’, featuring sets from Merrymaker and showcasing selected contemporary country artists and singer/songwriters.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Feb
4
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Feb 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Feb
6
Thu
Bob Marley’s Birthday Bash with Arcadia Roots
Feb 6 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Bob Marley's Birthday Bash with Arcadia Roots

To celebrate the birthday of the late, great, Bob Marley we have a great show lined-up for you on Thursday 6th February by Arcadia Roots who will be performing an evening of Bob’s classic tunes so make sure you’re wearing your dancing shoes … you’ll need them!

To add to the Jamaican flavour of the evening (pun intended) we’ll also be cooking-up some Caribbean treats, such as jerk chicken, so why not make an evening of it: come early, have something to eat and then enjoy Arcadia Roots and their tribute to the ultimate reggae legend?

We’re selling tickets in advance for this gig and as we’re expecting high-demand, it may sellout before the gig – judging by last year it was a very, very popular event – so we’d recommending booking early.

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance/online | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Feb
8
Sat
The Ziggie Paul Band – Classic Rock, Funk & Heavy Blues
Feb 8 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Ziggie Paul Band – Classic Rock, Funk & Heavy Blues

On Saturday 8th February we welcome back the excellent Ziggie Paul Band to Joe Joe Jims for what will be an excellent night of music from the boys.

The band describe their style as “a Midlands based three piece juggernaut of Heavy Blues and Classic Rock” and with influences including Joe Satriani, Mars Volta, Rage Against the Machine, Joe Bonamassa, Miles Davis, Return to Forever and King crimson we’ll be in for a varied and powerful couple of sets … with a hint of ‘fusion/prog’ in the mix to boot!

So, expect a great selection of classic rock from the likes of Extreme, Hendrix and … well, if it’s powerful and guitar-led, there’s a chance the boys will be playing it! This is definitely a gig not to miss!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00

Feb
11
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Feb 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Feb
15
Sat
Beki Brindle Band – New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductee
Feb 15 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Beki Brindle Band - New York Blues Hall of Fame Inductee

On Saturday 15th February we are excited to welcome New York-based blues guitarist and singer Beki Brindle and her band to Joe Joe Jims.

A consummate player at an early age, Beki toured repeatedly with Jerry Lee Lewis, as his guitarist. A native of Indiana, she spent time living in Ireland where she shared the stage with Hot House Flowers, The Waterboys, members of U2 and Thin Lizzy, The Pogues and Francie Conway, as well as recording  & touring with blues artists such as Carey Bell, Johnny Mars, Joe Louis Walker, Mary Stokes Band, Tampa Red, Fenton Robinson and more. She was also commissioned by Bono of U2 to create and run a blues workshop on Irish National Television.

Beki will be backed by Sticky Wickets on drums (a native Brummie no less, who has toured with Steve Gibbons, Humble Pie, Mark Knopfler, Joe Cocker, Roger Daltrey and Van Morrison … to name a few) and Colin Ness on bass.

Don’t miss what should be a great night of powerful blues from a rising star of blues guitar.

Please Note: Entry is £6.00 in advance | £8.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Feb
18
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Feb 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Feb
21
Fri
Quo Motion – A Tribute to Status Quo
Feb 21 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Quo Motion – A Tribute to Status Quo

Status Quo tribute band Quo Motion return to Joe Joe Jims on Friday 21st February for what will be another great night of heads down, no-nonsense blues boogie – the boys play a great mix of their 70s/early 80s rock classics so think more Roll Over Lay Down than Marguerita Time!

Birmingham’s Quo Motion ensure that their live performances recreate the excitement and raw power of Status Quo, making sure that the music played live is as fresh and authentic as it can possibly and the large crowd who were at their last gig can certainly attest to that: make sure you don’t miss this gig!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 online/at the bar | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Feb
22
Sat
Deanna Wheeler – Powerful Country Rock
Feb 22 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Deanna Wheeler - Powerful Country Rock

On Saturday 22nd February we welcome Californian country-rock singer songwriter Deanna Wheeler to Joe Joe Jims plus support from the New Arkansans.

Deanna Wheeler is a USAF Veteran with an incredible story of survival whose vocal style melds the sounds of a fiery gypsy and classic rock ballads (think Stevie Nicks!). Deanna commands the stage, armed with leather & lace, and a powerhouse vocal. As a singer/songwriter, her lyrics are inspired by a fight-or-flight Wounded Warrior attitude. There’s no missin’ that fire when she crosses your path!

Opening the show are the excellent New Arkansans who are a Newark based rock and roll outfit, “hellbent on delivering hair, tunes, and good times to the masses“. Folk rock and southern soul meet powerhouse British vocals provided by Rosie ‘Zita Corazon’ Corcoran (a fellow Brummie no less!) on vocals and Kelso Gin Whitney on guitar, harmonica and harmonies.

So, make a date in your diary for a great night of music from two acts destined for the big time!

Please Note: Entry is £5.00 in advance | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online

Feb
25
Tue
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night – Just Turn Up & Play!
Feb 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Big Dan’s Open Mic Night - Just Turn Up & Play!

Big Dan brings his musical Open Mic Night to Joe Joe Jims every Tuesday, giving both experienced and inexperienced musicians the chance to get on stage and perform to an appreciative audience.

If you’re not a budding Neil Young (or Ed Sheeran for our younger guests), no problem! Come along and enjoy the performances … you never know, you could witness the next big thing in our intimate setting before they hit the big time.

Please Note: Entry is FREE

Feb
27
Thu
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims – Tina Law & The Garry Allcock Trio
Feb 27 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims - Tina Law & The Garry Allcock Trio

On the last Thursday of every month Jazz @ Joe Joe Jims returns for an evening of ‘great swingin’ classics from the Great American Songbook sung by Tina Law backed by the excellent Garry Allcock Trio featuring Nick Wiltshire on string bass, Brian Hadley on keyboards and, of course, legendary drummer Garry Allcock behind the kit with special surprise guests!

Please Note: Entry is £8.00

Feb
28
Fri
The Trevor Burtonless Band – Powerful Blues
Feb 28 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm
The Trevor Burtonless Band - Powerful Blues

Friday 28th February sees the return of the Trevor Burtonless Band, following their great set at BurtonFest earlier in 2019.

Following his departure from the Steve Gibbons Band in 1983, legendary Birmingham guitarist and founder member of the Move, Trevor Burton, formed the Trevor Burton Band to play his unique blend of exciting blues tinged numbers with a rocky edge and he was inducted into The Blues Hall of Fame in 2015.

Unfortunately, due to health reasons, Trevor no longer performs live but the band live-on with long-time collaborator Maz Mitrenko on guitar, Phil Brittle on drums and Derek Wood on bass continuing the legacy of one of Birmingham’s finest musicians.

Tickets are available online and at the bar for what promises to be a great night of powerful blues from Maz and the boys.

Tickets are £5.00 in advance | £7.00 on the door | Buy Tickets Online